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What Counts As Indie In Books?

I love the idea of Indie. Finding a true independent in a world filled with big, powerful organizations is a lucky thing, like finding a four-leaf clover.

So, I was excited to discover IndieBound this morning. IndieBound is the web site of an association of independent bookstores. It describes itself as follows: “A product of [...]

If People Are Created In The Likeness Of God, And People Like Pornography, Then…

Independent Political Report brings to our attention the interesting political agenda of a small political party calling itself the Prohibition Party. Though it’s named the Prohibition Party, and it’s anti-pornography, the party doesn’t seek to prohibit pornography.

The Prohibition Party explains. “Believing that we, as humans, are created in the image and likeness of [...]

Plants Maps – Now With Maps!

A few months ago, I asked the rhetorical question, What kind of Plants Map has no map? I was referring to a web site called Plants Map, which is aspiring to serve as a kind of social media network for gardeners. It’s a great idea, but at the time, what stood out about Plants Map [...]

Marriage, Religion, And An Alternative To Christian Family Values

Results from a recent survey by the Pew Research Center for People and the Press show that Christian churches are not teaching their members to be accepting of other people. They’re merely teaching them to be accepting of other Christians. [...]

Picture What?

Today, June 29th, is celebrated online as a kind of technical holiday. It’s Camera Day.

What will you picture today?

Can Unity Among Political Independents Be Genuine?

The United Independent Party is being established in Massachusetts, but nowhere else. So, all of you Americans who live in other parts of the country aren’t being invited to join the unity. [...]

Celebrate Uncertainty

What do you know? [...]

Alternative Medicine: Is Cancer A Lactic Acid?

Cancer is not lactic acid. Lactic acid is a little molecule, and cancer is a disease caused the uncontrolled growth of living tissue throughout the body. They’re two separate things. [...]

The Spoiled Milk of Dreams

This morning, just before I awoke, I dreamed that I was an assistant in a scheme to fraudulently pretend to make shipments of milk over to China that were actually made, selling the milk here in the United States instead, while counting that milk as lost in shipping accidents, taking the insurance money for it, [...]

What Kind Of Plants Map Has No Map?

Update: Plants Map has now added mapping to its web site, and it makes a huge change. The site, which is really a budding social network for gardeners, suddenly makes a great deal of sense. I’m making my account active, and I’m hoping to see the site grow in the future.

It’s almost May. It’s [...]

Finding Metzli

Let us speak of Metzli, the… Metzli the mysterious. What is Metzli?

A. A double-breasted wool coat for women, inspired by military designers, dry clean-only. B. The species name of large moth in the genus Automeris with prominent false eye spots on its wings to distract predators, whose larvae feed on oak leaves. C. The [...]